House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi suffered a mental breakdown live in front of reporters and it was rather sad.
It started when Pelosi literally accused the Republicans of “trying to get away with murder” with their police reform legislation.
The Speaker was talking to CBS News Radio correspondent Steve Futterman when she said that Republicans are “trying to get away with murder, actually — the murder of George Floyd,” Fox News reported.
“For something to happen, they’re going to have to face the realities of police brutalities, the realities of the need for justice in policing, and the recognition that there’s many good people in law enforcement, but not all. And that we have to address those concerns,” the Speaker said.
“So, when they admit that, and have some suggestions that are worthy of consideration — but so far they were trying to get away with murder, actually — the murder of George Floyd,” she said.
It was a ridiculous statement and an escalation of rhetoric for political gain that defied the boundaries of what is acceptable.
It was so bad that MSNBC reporter Peter Alexander and CNN reporter Manu Raju attempted to get her to walk it back.
“When you were speaking yesterday, you said that Republicans are — quote – ‘trying to get away with murder, actually, the murder of George Floyd,” Alexander said. “Senate Republicans are demanding an apology for that statement. Will you apologize?”
“Absolutely, positively not,” she said. “The fact is, when people say — I think you, frankly, in the press have given them far too much credit for a bill that does nothing. They’re saying, well, you have their bill, they have theirs. Yes, our bill does something. Theirs does nothing. With all due respect,” Real Clear Politics reported.
But it was when Raju asked her if she wanted to take it back that she suffered a meltdown on cameras, stumbling and reaching for her words.
When she was explaining why she would not take back what she said she forgot what was in the Senate bill and then forgot why she was furious with President Donald Trump.
“Everybody saw the martyrdom. Everybody saw eight minutes, forty-six seconds of a knee on a neck.
“And, then they come up with a bill that says … (as she waves her arms searching for what was in the Senate bill) and then the president comes out with his – whatever it is – saying, uh, uh (as she again cannot find the words or think of what she does not like)…’no…chokeholds, but maybe some.’
“Yeah, I have no, absolutely not,” she said to Raju.
In the same press conference she suffered another mental lapse when she could not remember the name of George Floyd, the man who was killed in an altercation with police that sparked weeks of protests and who she said she is fighting for.
She was speaking to reporters and said that George Floyd’s brother asked her if the bill would be named for his brother who was killed in a confrontation with police.
And she said that she would recommend it to the Judiciary Committee and the Congressional Black Caucus.
Wow. @SpeakerPelosi says she‘ll only support a police reform bill that’s “worthy of George Kirby’s name.”
She’s talking about George Floyd.
George Kirby is a Black comedian that died in 1995.
Goes to show how much she cares. Spoiler: She doesn’t. pic.twitter.com/f4l0dLxD9j
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) June 26, 2020
“And I said ‘I’ll recommend that to the Judiciary Committee and to the Congressional Black Caucus who have shaped the bill, but I only will do that if you tell me that this legislation is worthy of George Kirby’s name,’ and he said it is, and so we’re very proud, we’re very proud to carry that,” she said.
The 80-year-old Speaker is in the same boat as former Vice President Joe Biden. Having mental lapses that show that she is not fit for office.